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April 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 4


Book Review: A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming

Robert S. Chen


Editor’s Note

Hugh A. Tilson

Air Quality in a Changing Climate

Dan Costa

Air Pollution and Health: Bridging the Gap from Sources to Health Outcomes

Paul A. Solomon


Preparing a People: Climate Change and Public Health

Catherine M. Cooney

Spheres of Influence

Black Carbon: The Dark Horse of Climate Change Drivers

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

Who’s at Risk? Gauging Susceptibility to Air Pollutants

M. Nathaniel Mead

Epigenetics of Formaldehyde: Altered microRNAs May Be Key to Adverse Effects

Cynthia Washam

The Pharmacokinetics of BPA: Similarities in Human and Animal Metabolism Suggest Higher Exposure than Thought

Julia R. Barrett

Where There Is Asbestos, There Is Mesothelioma: Filling in the Data Blanks

Rebecca Clay Haynes


Assessing the Global Composite Impact of Chemicals on Health

Bob Weinhold

Wood-Burning Stoves Get Help from HEPA Filters

Carol Potera

MRI-Based Atlas of the Developing Mouse Brain Debuts

David C. Holzman

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Cancer Risks near Nuclear Facilities: The Importance of Research Design and Explicit Study Hypotheses

Steve Wing, David B. Richardson and Wolfgang Hoffmann


Similarity of Bisphenol A Pharmacokinetics in Rhesus Monkeys and Mice: Relevance for Human Exposure

Julia A. Taylor, Frederick S. vom Saal, Wade V. Welshons, Bertram Drury, George Rottinghaus, Patricia A. Hunt, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Céline M. Laffont and Catherine A. VandeVoort

Particulate Matter–Induced Health Effects: Who Is Susceptible?

Jason D. Sacks, Lindsay Wichers Stanek, Thomas J. Luben, Douglas O. Johns, Barbara J. Buckley, James S. Brown and Mary Ross

Developmental Neurotoxicants in E-Waste: An Emerging Health Concern

Aimin Chen, Kim N. Dietrich, Xia Huo and Shuk-mei Ho

Global Influenza Seasonality: Reconciling Patterns across Temperate and Tropical Regions

James Tamerius, Martha I. Nelson, Steven Z. Zhou, Cécile Viboud, Mark A. Miller and Wladimir J. Alonso


Altered Heart Rate Variability in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats Is Associated with Specific Particulate Matter Components in Detroit, Michigan

Annette C. Rohr, Ali Kamal, Masako Morishita, Bhramar Mukherjee, Gerald J. Keeler, Jack R. Harkema and James G. Wagner

Global Magnitude of Reported and Unreported Mesothelioma

Eun-Kee Park, Ken Takahashi, Tsutomu Hoshuyama, Tsun-Jen Cheng, Vanya Delgermaa, Giang Vinh Le and Tom Sorahan

Distributed Lag Analyses of Daily Hospital Admissions and Source-Apportioned Fine Particle Air Pollution

Ramona Lall, Kazuhiko Ito and George D. Thurston

Fine Particulate Matter Constituents Associated with Cardiovascular Hospitalizations and Mortality in New York City

Kazuhiko Ito, Robert Mathes, Zev Ross, Arthur Nádas, George Thurston and Thomas Matte

Feasibility of Assessing Public Health Impacts of Air Pollution Reduction Programs on a Local Scale: New Haven Case Study

Danelle T. Lobdell, Vlad Isakov, Lisa Baxter, Jawad S. Touma, Mary Beth Smuts and Halûk Özkaynak

Para– and Ortho-Substitutions Are Key Determinants of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Activity toward Ryanodine Receptors and Neurotoxicity

Kyung Ho Kim, Diptiman D. Bose, Atefeh Ghogha, Joyce Riehl, Rui Zhang, Christopher D. Barnhart, Pamela J. Lein and Isaac N. Pessah

Many Putative Endocrine Disruptors Inhibit Prostaglandin Synthesis

David M. Kristensen, Maria L. Skalkam, Karine Audouze, Laurianne Lesné, Christele Desdoits-Lethimonier, Hanne Frederiksen, Søren Brunak, Niels E. Skakkebæk, Bernard Jégou, Jacob B. Hansen, Steffen Junker and Henrik Leffers

Personal Exposures to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Acute Respiratory Health among Bronx Schoolchildren with Asthma

Ariel Spira-Cohen, Lung Chi Chen, Michaela Kendall, Ramona Lall and George D. Thurston

Time-Series Analysis of Mortality Effects of Fine Particulate Matter Components in Detroit and Seattle

Jiang Zhou, Kazuhiko Ito, Ramona Lall, Morton Lippmann and George Thurston

Medium-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Markers of Inflammation and Endothelial Function

Stacey E. Alexeeff, Brent A. Coull, Alexandros Gryparis, Helen Suh, David Sparrow, Pantel S. Vokonas and Joel Schwartz

Epigenetic Changes Induced by Air Toxics: Formaldehyde Exposure Alters miRNA Expression Profiles in Human Lung Cells

Julia E. Rager, Lisa Smeester, Ilona Jaspers, Kenneth G. Sexton and Rebecca C. Fry

Renal Function, Bisphenol A, and Alkylphenols: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 2003–2006)

Li You, Xiangzhu Zhu, Martha J. Shrubsole, Hong Fan, Jing Chen, Jie Dong, Chuan-Ming Hao and Qi Dai

Perinatal Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Levels of Bisphenol A Decreases Fertility and Fecundity in CD-1 Mice

Nicolas J. Cabaton, Perinaaz R. Wadia, Beverly S. Rubin, Daniel Zalko, Cheryl M. Schaeberle, Michael H. Askenase, Jennifer L. Gadbois, Andrew P. Tharp, Gregory S. Whitt, Carlos Sonnenschein and Ana M. Soto

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution and Birth Outcomes

Ebba Malmqvist, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Håkan Tinnerberg, Jonas Björk, Emilie Stroh, Kristina Jakobsson, Ralf Rittner and Lars Rylander

Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalization and Mortality

Wen Qi Gan, Mieke Koehoorn, Hugh W. Davies, Paul A. Demers, Lillian Tamburic and Michael Brauer

Road Traffic and Childhood Leukemia: The ESCALE Study (SFCE)

Alicia Amigou, Claire Sermage-Faure, Laurent Orsi, Guy Leverger, André Baruchel, Yves Bertrand, Brigitte Nelken, Alain Robert, Gérard Michel, Geneviève Margueritte, Yves Perel, Françoise Mechinaud, Pierre Bordigoni, Denis Hémon and Jacqueline Clavel

Substance Flow Analysis: A Case Study of Fluoride Exposure through Food and Beverages in Young Children Living in Ethiopia

Marian Kjellevold Malde, Ruth Scheidegger, Kåre Julshamn and Hans-Peter Bader

Size-Segregated Particle Number Concentrations and Respiratory Emergency Room Visits in Beijing, China

Arne Marian Leitte, Uwe Schlink, Olf Herbarth, Alfred Wiedensohler, Xiao-Chuan Pan, Min Hu, Matthia Richter, Birgit Wehner, Thomas Tuch, Zhijun Wu, Minjuan Yang, Liqun Liu, Susanne Breitner, Josef Cyrys, Annette Peters, H.-Erich Wichmann and Ulrich Franck

Effect of Previous-Winter Mortality on the Association between Summer Temperature and Mortality in South Korea

Jongsik Ha, Ho Kim and Shakoor Hajat

Prenatal Exposure to Perfluorinated Chemicals and Behavioral or Coordination Problems at Age 7 Years

Chunyuan Fei and Jørn Olsen


The Global Burden of Ozone on Respiratory Mortality: No Clear Evidence for Association

Robyn L. Prueitt and Julie E. Goodman

The Global Burden of Air Pollution on Mortality: Anenberg et al. Respond

Susan C. Anenberg, J. Jason West, Larry W. Horowitz and Daniel Q. Tong

Influence of Selenium and Mercury on Age-Related Cataracts in the Brazilian Amazon

Claudio Minoia, Anna Ronchi, Paolo D. Pigatto and Gianpaolo Guzzi

Influence of Selenium: Lemire et al. Respond


Asbestos Trends Worldwide, with Richard Lemen

Ashley Ahearn

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